I love muffins. When I was little my Mom used to make chocolate chip or oatmeal muffins as treat. I loved the days I would wake up to the smell of muffins (on a school day too!). I would race downstairs to warm muffins, slice on open and top it with butter. Heaven. Now, I prefer my muffins with out butter (or at least this is what I tell myself).
I found this recipe Fit Sugar. Don’t expect these to taste as delicious and cakey as regular muffins. But, if you are looking for a healthy muffin that is super moist and packed full of fruit…this is your recipe.
I made two changes from the recipe on Fit Sugar. I did not have mini-muffin tins, so I used a regular sized tray. I do really think that these muffins need to be bite sized though. They come out so moist that it would be easier to eat them if they were smaller. Plus, who doesn’t love mini-food! I also replaced 1/2 cup of white sugar with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I love brown sugar and it is sweeter than white sugar so you don’t need to use as much. Regardless, I think you can cut the sugar a bit because the fruit makes it really sweet.
Makes 12 muffins
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 apple (organic preferred)
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- paper muffin cups or vegetable oil to grease the pan.
Preheat oven at 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl mash up the bananas with a fork.
Peel and cube the able and add to the banana mixture.
Add the egg, cranberries, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well with a fork.
Add the flour and sugar, and stir until the mixture is moist.
Spoon batter into muffin tins.
Bake for 20 minutes. They will be sort of spongy to the touch when they are done. If you aren’t sure if they have cooked through, insert a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean they are done.
I liked these muffins (Marc loved them), but I think next time I may try a banana chocolate chip combo. What can I say…my mom ruined me with her amazing chocolate chip muffins as a kid. haha.
I may also try subbing the sugar for honey or maple syrup. But, that can get tricky since I will have to cut the liquid or the banana.